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02 August 2011

A funny thing happened on the way to the debt ceiling deal

Photo Credit: Jackie Kass

Closer to the beginning of the talks, when House Speaker Boehner was walking out on the talks because his group and the Administration could not agree, I heard people, who usually seem to act like everything is hunky-dory, talk like preppers. Had we been downgraded to AA there was a possibility of hyperinflation, a banking holiday and difficulty with the continuity of the food supply to stores. Having seen the way people react in a town that is far enough from the coast not to be affected by a hurricane I know what even the impression of food being cut off can do to people. I just wasn't expecting to hear folks who always appear entrenched in a normalcy bias call for stocking up and preparing.

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